• Sage meets every Friday at 1 pm. Check here for the church calendar for the link.

  • Meditation Wednesday, March 9th at 7 pm

  • Pint with the Pastor 3/10 at 7 pm at Pub 78

  • Guest pastor Rev. Nilsa Irizarry on 3/13

  • Board meeting 3/17 at 7 pm

  • AgeOptions large group meeting Tuesday, 3/22
March is
Woman's History Month!

YOUR GENEROSITY IS NEEDED!
Your generosity is needed, now more than ever! You may give via:

PayPal — access it through our website or send your donation on PayPal to donations@holycovenantmcc.org

Electronic Check
Send an electronic check from your financial institution, or by sending a personal check. Our address is 9145 Grant Ave, Brookfield, IL, 60513.

Square
There is a button below to give via Square. Or click this link here

Every.org
This is another way to give which sometimes has a dollar-for-dollar matching program. You can click here to go to the site.

Please remember that when giving through Square and PayPal they do charge a percentage fee to the church unless it shows an option to help out the church and pay that fee.

See the weekly giving below. Holy Covenant needs at least $4,650 a month to meet its obligations for bills and salary. We are now showing what the percentage of giving is and how we are doing on a monthly basis.
March 2022 GIVING

Giving Needed Weekly
(4 WEEKS) $1,165



The Difference is -$850
Please consider contributing via PayPal, Check,
Square, or Every.org.

Our bills are listed below for the month of March 2022.
Your generosity helps us pay the bills.
Any amount helps us meet our obligations.

If you would like to pay one of the bills below
please designate that in your donation.
GRASS CUTTING
VOLUNTEER SIGN-UP PORTAL

If you see a volunteer opportunity you would like to participate in, then use this online software, and you will be able to sign-up to help with a variety of different events being held at the church. By signing up you will receive reminders for what you have signed up to help with and can keep track of other volunteer opportunities that may arise.

When you see a volunteer opportunity for a sign-up like grass cutting, garage sale, etc. there will be a link that will take you to the sign-up sheet. Please fill it out as needed.

If you have any questions, please contact Rev. Martha or Barbara Adams Latsaras at socialmedia@holycovenantmcc.org.

Sign-up Sheets - Grass Cutting
21 WOMAN'S HISTORY MONTH FACTS
The below facts about women’s history and contributions of women aren’t historic just for women — they’re historic for everyone.

Here are 21 facts about women’s history for Women’s History Month. To read more about the 21 facts below click on this link to read about them on the Woman's Day website.

You can also read more about Women's History Month at the Library of Congress website made especially for this month. Click here!

  1. The first Women's History Day was held in 1909.
  2. The day became Women's History Week in 1978.
  3. In 1987, it became Women's History Month.
  4. The president declares every March Women's History Month.
  5. Every Women's History Month has a theme.
  6. Wyoming Territory was the first place to grant women the right to vote.
  7. The 19th amendment didn't give all women the right to vote.
  8. Claudette Colvin refused to give up her bus seat 9 months before Rosa Parks did.
  9. Geraldyn "Jerrie" Cobb was the first woman to pass astronaut testing in 1961.
  10. About 20 years later, Sally Ride was the first woman in space — and the first gay astronaut.
  11. Women couldn't get credit cards on their own until 1974.
  12. Women make up 27 percent of Congress.
  13. Women outnumber men as they get older.
  14. ore women are earning college degrees than men.
  15. The gender pay gap still persists.
  16. Women make up 14 percent of active-duty military members.
  17. Marie Curie was the first woman to receive two Nobel prizes.
  18. Eleanor Roosevelt held all-woman press conferences.
  19. Women make up 57.8 percent of the labor force.
  20. Aretha Franklin was the first woman inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
  21. Kamala Harris is the first woman and woman of color vice president.

SUNDAY IN-PERSON SERVICE

SUNDAY HYBRID WORSHIP
IN-PERSON & LIVE ON FACEBOOK
REV. MARTHA DANIELS
10:00 AM CST
Our worship celebration is every Sunday at 10 am CST. If you would like to join us you may join us in person or go to our Facebook page at Holy Covenant Facebook Page and click on the Live button to watch the service.

Sunday Reading:
Wisdom of Genesis 2:7-9 & 15-25
Wisdom of Mark 16: 9-15

Sermon Title:
"All The World"

Have a candle ready to light, cookie or bread, and a glass of your favorite libation for communion if you are watching online.

You can also find previous services on our YouTube Channel here.

Rev. Martha is available by email, phone, Facebook Messenger, and text for any pastoral needs you may have revmarthadaniels@gmail.com

GUEST PASTOR MARCH 13TH!
REV. NILSA IRIZARRY
Rev. Nilsa Irizarry will be preaching and leading worship while Rev. Martha is working on her grant project for Louisville Institute
MEDITATION IN PERSON ON MARCH 9TH!
Meditation has returned! The next meditation is on Wednesday, March 9th, at 7 pm at the church. Mary Ann will be leading the meditation upstairs in the church. This event is free and open to all women

Please be prompt at 7 pm so there are no distractions.
  • Please bring your mask even if you are vaccinated.
  • If you are not feeling well, please stay home.
  • We ask that you use hand sanitizer as you enter the building
  • You must be vaccinated or have a negative COVID test.

For more information about meditation please contact Mary Ann Latsaras at only1amar@yahoo.com.
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EASTER ALTAR FLOWERS

We will have more information soon on ordering flowers for Easter Sunday!
AGING WELL MARCH PROGRAMS
Join us all month long for informative seminars, health programs, fitness, entertainment, and more!
 
Hello Neighbors! Below is our March program schedule. Join us all month long for informative seminars, brain health programs, fitness, history, entertainment, and more!

We encourage you to share our class schedule with friends, family, and neighbors, near & far, of any age – everyone is welcome to join us! All of our classes are free & no advance registration is required. We hope to see you soon on Zoom!

Thank you all for being a part of the Aging Well Neighborhood!

For questions about the programs listed below, please email AWN@agingcareconnections.org.
HOLY COVENANT BOARD MEETING - MARCH 17TH
The next Board meeting will be on March 17, 2022. If you would like to attend via Zoom, please contact Rev. Martha for the link.

You can find the January Board minutes on our website and the February Agenda for our meeting on our website here.

You can find a PDF of the past Board Meetings Agenda and Minutes here
SHARE FOOD, SHARE LOVE
FOOD PANTRY
Did you know that Holy Covenant is a partner with Share Food, Share Love? They were recently featured in the Greater Chicago Food Depository Blog for their move to their new location at 9030 Brookfield Ave., Brookfield, IL you can read about it here. The new space is without stairs and is larger. They are always looking for volunteers to help on Tuesday nights and Saturday mornings. More information on how to volunteer is here. You can donate money to Share Food, Share Love through your giving at Holy Covenant (please note what amount is for SFSL), or by donating directly on their website here.

While they will always accept food donations, (you can drop them off at church) they will also accept food donations at the location when they are open. For every dollar you donate, they are able as an agency of the Greater Chicago Food Depository, to purchase food for pennies on the dollar. So instead of spending $10 on a bag of groceries to donate, you can donate the money to Share Food and they can purchase as many as five bags of groceries for that same $10! Since the Share Food Share Love Food Pantry is a 501(c)(3) charity, you may be able to enjoy a tax deduction for your donation. Just click Donate and give securely via PayPal.


Need assistance with necessities other than food?
Click here to go to CEDA's "Find Services" page for utility bill assistance and other programs.
THRIVE WITH PRIDE -
LARGE GROUP MEETING
Thrive with Pride large Group meeting, Tuesday, March 22nd at 7 pm via Zoom. The subject has not been announced yet.

PINTS WITH THE PASTOR IN-PERSON
MARCH 10th at 6:00 pm
Come have dinner and conversations at a new place in Brookfield called Pub 78 and chat with Rev. Martha and your friends from Holy Covenant about whatever is on your mind!

Join us for a no-host dinner or just drinks, for conversation and socializing. Hoping to see you there!

Time: 6 pm, Thursday, March 10th.
Pub 78
3733 Grand Ave
Brookfield, IL 60513
SAGE AND OTHER INFORMATION
SAGE, a social support group for LGBTQ seniors, continues to meet via ZOOM Fridays at 1 pm. The senior center in Bellwood needed some repairs, so we are still meeting via Zoom for now. Click here to join the meeting
WE ARE AN AMAZON CHARITY!
We recently received monies from Amazon for the 4th quarter of about $43.00. We thank everyone who uses smile.amazon.com and designates us as your charity.

You can make an impact while you shop on Amazon. Simply shop here at Holy Covenant Amazon Smile Link and Amazon Smile will donate to Holy Covenant Church - M C C, at no cost to you.
NEED POWER OF ATTORNEY OR WILL?
Contact the Center for Disability & Elder Law
Click this link to see the information and links.
PLEASE DONATE TO HOLY COVENANT
Click on PayPal or Square to Donate!
Prayers for Rev. Martha's Aunt Terre recovering from heart surgery and her Uncle Jim.1

Prayers for healing for Barbara & Mary Ann's Aunt Dahlia who fell and fractured her femur1

Prayers for healing for Mary Ann and her back pain1

Prayers for Ukraine2

Prayers for Chris and Kimberly to find a place to live2

Prayers for Jim U.'s father for health and his Uncle Chuck3

That God will provide for those who are hungry, unemployed, and homeless,
or in financial difficulties.
 
All those affected by HIV/AIDS, breast cancer, COVID-19, and other life-threatening illnesses.
 
All communities of faith
LINKS AND OTHER INFORMATION

SUICIDE HOTLINES

If you or someone you know is in an emergency call 911 for help.

NAMI - National Alliance on Mental Health

Missed a sermon?

Click here to catch up and watch on the Holy Covenant YouTube channel!
Every day brings something new—and God is
with us always!